Effective October 1, 2023, any Contractor requiring the services of a Public Works Inspector outside of the City’s normal business hours will be charged a flat rate of $75 per hour for inspection services. 

The After-Hours Inspection Fee shall not apply to City directed work after-hours or emergencies.

Contractors requesting inspection services outside of the City’s normal business hours during the work week will be required to submit a non-refundable fee of $150 no later than two business days prior to the date the work will be performed. Contractors requesting inspection services for work performed on Saturdays will be required to submit a non-refundable fee of $150 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Saturday the work will be performed. Requests for inspection services not received prior to the applicable deadline will be denied, and the Contractor will not be permitted to work at the requested time. If the Contractor is unable to work for any reason, including inclement weather, the $150 fee will not be refunded.

Contractors requesting after-hours inspection services must submit the non-refundable deposit via the Parks and Recreation Department’s website, via the following link:

Public Works After-Hours Inspection Fee Payment Link

Instructions on how to create an account and submit the non-refundable fee are available via the link below. No money is allowed to be exchanged directly with City personnel.

Click here for FAQ about Purchasing Public Works After-Hours Inspections Online

Following the performance of inspection services, the Contractor will be invoiced for the actual number of inspection hours provided, in 15-minute increments, at $75 per hour, minus the $150 fee previously paid. Contractors working two (2) hours or less will not receive an invoice. Contractors working more than two (2) hours will receive an invoice for the time worked above the two (2) hour minimum. Contractors will be required to pay any outstanding invoices and all other financial obligations associated with the project prior to receiving the retained funds at the termination of a project, and/or to receive a final project acceptance.

Construction Services management will determine the appropriate number of Inspectors necessary and which Inspectors will work on each Saturday.

No work will be permitted on Sundays without prior approval from the Construction Services Manager. If approved to work on Sunday, the After-Hours inspection rates will apply.

This fee is subject to annual review and may be updated based upon the results of the review. Contractors will be notified in writing of any updates and agree to pay the fee amount in place at the time of the inspection services are requested.

Holiday Schedule

The City of Arlington observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3rd Monday in January
  • President’s Day – 3rd Monday in February
  • Good Friday – Friday preceding Easter
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  • Juneteenth – June 19
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving – 4th Thursday and Friday in November
  • Christmas – December 24 and 25

No work will be permitted on holidays except in the most extreme circumstances and with prior approval from the Construction Services Manager. If approved to work on a holiday, the After-Hours Inspection rate will apply.